Zaheer praises Bumrah as he dominates in IPL 2024

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Former India left-arm fast-bowler Zaheer Khan praised Jasprit Bumrah for his outstanding performance in Mumbai Indians’ victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Bumrah’s spell of 5-21 showcased his brilliance, making him the leading wicket-taker in IPL 2024.

The match took place at the Wankhede Stadium where Bumrah stood out on a challenging pitch. Zaheer commended Bumrah’s execution of yorkers, slower balls, and bouncers, highlighting his ability to adapt to different game situations and opposition batters.

Reflecting on his journey with Mumbai Indians, Bumrah expressed gratitude for the impact the team has had on his career. From being a young player to winning five titles with the team, Bumrah acknowledged the growth and learning experiences he has had within the MI setup.

When asked about bowling the perfect delivery in IPL, Bumrah emphasized that every ball is a potential wicket-taking delivery in T20 cricket. He recalled the special moment of getting Virat Kohli out after a shaky start in his first night game, crediting Sachin Tendulkar for providing valuable guidance during a crucial phase in the match.

In a candid reflection on his early days in the IPL, Bumrah shared how playing alongside cricket legends felt surreal initially. However, he expressed gratitude for the support and mentorship he received from experienced players, shaping him into the accomplished bowler he is today.


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